Hansle Parchment nearly missed his event after going to the wrong Olympic venue. Watch him find and thank the volunteer who paid for his taxi… by showing her the gold medal she helped him win.
The 31-year-old athlete took the wrong bus on the day of his semifinal race. Distracted while listening to music, he didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. Lost in Tokyo and quickly running out of time to grab another bus to the right venue, the hurdler explained in the video how he met a stranger who paid his taxi fare to get him to his race.
He even repaid the volunteer the cab fare. What a wonderful story!
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